Tag Archives: in the garden

“Bench at Giverny” Scarf at National Department Store

When I shared the various scarf samples with my friends and customers, it seemed like the “Bench at Giverny” scarf earned some lovely ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ (which mean so much to me – I love watching people react to my more »

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Peony Parade

                      Peony Parade is inspired by what is perhaps my favorite flowers – peonies – with their plump, overstuffed with petals, blossoms.   Here in California peonies are difficult to grow more »

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Autumn Butterfly

                      Autumn Butterfly is a richly colored artwork featuring butterflies in velvety fall tones, using a new art technique I’ve been developing.   The more you look, the more rich colors more »

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Rainbow Blossoms

Rainbow Blossoms  is a bright, cheery celebration of a gentle rainfall in a spring garden.  The more you look, the more little worlds you will see.  This artwork was inspired by my love of spring bulbs – like tulips and more »

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What Home Made Compost Looks Like When You’re Finished, and How to Use it!

I was invited to a lovely tea today and saw the sweetest garden, filled with creativity and whimsy. We came to the subject of composting and what finished compost should look like when it’s ready to use. It’s basically black more »

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On Hounds, Crop Report and More

It’s been too long since my last post – we’ve had harvests of tomatoes, grapes, a few cherries, strawberries, apples, and Asian apple pears. Our doughnut peach tree has hundreds of green peaches, so looking forward to a luscious harvest, more »

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Bench at Giverny

Bench at Giverny This artwork honors the Impressionist master Monet and his lovely gardens at Giverny.  I wanted share my view not only of Monet’s gardens, but also of the vast waterway of creativity that Monet helped bring to life, more »

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Reading on the River Thales

Reading on the River Thales While this dreamy artwork may not look it, this artwork is a nod to Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus who was both the first to explain natural phenomenon  without reference to mythology, earning him the more »

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It’s Spring

  It’s Spring This artwork was inspired by the joy and passion of Spring.  My goal was to make It’s Spring feel abundantly bursting forth happiness and cheer.  It’s Spring was created in 1999 and is a part of my more »

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Lake of Dreams

  Lake of Dreams This artwork Lake of Dreams is also known as “Le Lac de Reves” and is one of my favorites.  Inspired by quiet water features and the magical havens they create, as well as the lovely Mediterranean more »

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Hummingbird Social

This lively study of hummingbirds is inspired by the magic of hummingbirds in Nicole’s garden. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, please visit http://letsgoshopping.bz.

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Dance of the Sunflowers

Dance of the Sunflowers Inspired both by Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers and by the Italian blend of yellow, blue and green, this artwork is a nod to both Impressionist sunflowers and classic Italian themes. If you are interested in purchasing more »

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Chef at the Farmer’s Market

Chef at the Farmer’s Market This lively artwork was inspired by my trips to the many weekly  colorful, bountiful Farmer’s Markets along the California Central Coast region.  Such beautiful produce!  Wonderful flowers!  Arts & crafts!  I enjoyed painting the sunflowers more »

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Vegetable Medley

Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam’s own organic vegetable garden, this crop of veggies is ripe to perfection! To see images of Nicole’s vegetable garden, please visit our1earth.com. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, more »

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Peace

Originally inspired during the war in Kosovo, this painting of cherry blossoms tinged in crimson against a bold background is equally applicable today, as we search for a path to “Peace.”

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Honey Bee Happy

Honey Bee Happy A trio of happy honey bees and dancing gerbera daisies adorn a colorful honey comb of fun.  Honey Bee Happy is my homage to the valuable honey bee in our ecosystem.  I tried to make Honey Bee more »

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Spa Day

Spa Day I painted Spa Day because I was wishing for a day of pampering relaxation and didn’t have time!  I wanted Spa Day to bring the viewer to a retreat of luxurious relaxation, the ultimate “Spa Day.”  What I more »

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Contemplating Eve

Contemplating Eve This is actually an artwork I painted of my grandmother – the only grandparent I ever knew.  I wanted to underscore the beauty in all things – at all ages, symbolized by the fresh apples growing in the more »

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Winter

Winter Winter is a unique fusion of Asian artistic influences and colorful Autumn leaves and icy hydrangea. Winter was inspired by my long Ithaca winters while in school at Cornell University and the somewhat milder (but still snowy) winters in more »

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Cats in the Roses

Cats in the Roses You will have to look closely, but there are three playful cats hidden in this rose garden!  Cats in the Roses was inspired by the playful mischievous nature of our feline friends, who make imaginative play more »

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